Rajesh Beri is currently the Technical Director, Bio Manufacturing in the Research & Development Department for Lonza Pharma Biotech. His responsibilities include research, development and implementation of innovative technologies in Lonza’s mammalian, microbial, cell and gene therapy manufacturing plants. In his previous role as Director, Manufacturing Sciences and Technology at Lonza Biologics, Portsmouth, NH, he managed a group of 45 scientists and engineers responsible for process transfer and scale up, process characterization, manufacturing and regulatory support. During his tenure as Director MSAT, Rajesh and his team successfully transferred 20 processes, performed process characterization of 12 processes and received approval for 8 products.
Rajesh received his Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. He has over 22 years’ experience working in the Biotech Industry in Process Development, Process Scale up, Manufacturing Sciences, Facility & Equipment design and has worked on 50 biologics derived from either Mammalian or Microbial cultures. He has previously worked at BioChem Pharma, Dow Chemicals, GlaxoSmithKline and Amgen. His hobbies include hiking, biking and golf.